ITV Drama to be filmed in Liverpool
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millions of pounds to the local economy. The ninth series of the acclaimed programme Foyle’s War will be shot in its entirety in various locations across the city, as Liverpool doubles for London on the small screen.
Liverpool’s Film Office team fought off stiff competition from other areas of the UK to secure the programme after it was announced that the filming would no longer take place in Southern Ireland. The production team is already in the city, with a view to start filming in January, with the shoot lasting around four months and transmission anticipated for 2015.
The entire cast, including stars Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks, will be based in the city along with crew members during filming and for any budding local trainees there are plenty of opportunities to be part of the crew and gain invaluable industry experience.
What’s it all about?
Foyle’s War is a British detective series set during and shortly after World War Two. Created by screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitz it has been broadcast on ITV since 2002. In his role as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service-MI5, Foyle continues to be immersed in the dangerous world of espionage at a time in our country’s history when political and foreign governmental relationships were delicately balanced. Honeysuckle Weeks also returns to her role as Samantha Stewart, Foyle’s trusted associate and ally who successfully navigates the shadowy world of intelligence and dedicatedly assists her former boss as he seeks to uncover the truth of the cases he investigates.
Some interesting stats!
In 2011/2012, 894 filming days took place in the city, bringing in £19 million to the local economy. In total, 227 films, programmes and adverts were filmed in Liverpool.